Upcoming Events

May 5th (9:00 AM to Noon) – Good Earth State Park Tree Planting – Help plant tree seedlings. Bring work gloves and a spade. Dress for the weather and the work. (Good Earth State Park - 26924 480th Ave, Sioux Falls, SD)

May 7th - FBSR Meeting - FBSR general membership meeting open to all members at the Sioux Falls Arboretum on E. Highway 11 ( 900 S Perry Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57110). The meeting will start at 6:300 PM and run to 8:30 PM. The meeting is open to the public. You are welcome to come early and explore the grounds and hiking trails. Beverages and snacks will be available. 

May 9th - Big Sioux River Water Festival in Brookings - 25th annual educational water festival for 4th grade classes from local schools at the SDSU student union. Classes and exhibits are sponsored by local conservation groups, scientists, and government agencies. Volunteers are needed to help. Please call Deb Springman at 605 - 688-6608 if you're interested in helping.

May 15th - Big Sioux River Water Festival (SDSU Campus, Brookings)

May 17th – EDWDD Board Meeting (Brookings)

June 28-29 – Bus Tour to Gabe Brown and Jeremy Wilson Operations – Visit one of the most outstanding examples of a farmer using sustainable land practices and making money. This farm is in Bismarck, ND and will, require an overnight. Look for further information from FBSR and on our website. RSVP required! Please email us at if you're interested in attending. 

Summer Months - Volunteers needed for water testing at 13 sites; help is needed on April 20th and at various sites throughout the Big Sioux River Watershed throughout the summer. Interested volunteers please call FBSR at 605-679-6973.